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Wokingham, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Easter-Wood Alpaca Stud is a family-run, BAS-registered Alpaca breeding enterprise, located in the Royal County of Berkshire. Sheila and Jeff Easter set the company up in mid-2008 when they purchased their first 5 Elite Australian Alpacas.

Monday, 11 June 2012

.......and off to pastures new!

It's been a busy time here at Easter-Wood lately and today marked the beginning of a new venture for two new alpaca owners, Julie and Colin. Despite the appalling weather today, we managed to load up Julie and Colin's five alpacas (oddly enough, without any protestations) into the trailer and head off to their beautiful farm near Whitchurch in Hampshire. Three girls and two boys are now settling into well designed paddocks which have an absolute abundance of grass!

Julie and Colin with their new girls.

After unloading, we retired to their farm house kitchen to be out of the foul weather and was treated to madeira cake and coffee followed by a fair amount of alpaca chat. We welcome Julie and Colin to this wonderful world of Alpaca breeding.

This weekend also saw a significant birthday milestone (the one that the Beatles had a hit with!!) which we celebrated with a lovely lunch out along with Jonathan and Gemma who very kindly treated us! Sunday was our wedding Anniversary but business comes before pleasure so we celebrated with hosting a visitor and his son who are planning to set up an Alpaca breeding enterprise very soon. I hope that they take the plunge and were inspired by our passion for these endearing creatures!

We also hosted one of our "Alpaca Experience Days" last Thursday which will probably be our last as we are now very focused upon further developing enhanced genetics into our elite herd and in order to do this, we have decided to concentrate on a selective program of matings during the year and also concentrate on finally having the time to attend shows with some of our elites!

As I write this, the rain has been incessantly tipping down and has done all day and whilst we all yearn for quality grazing, most of us and now saying "That's enough"!!

Will be back soon.